Lugubrious and Melancholy


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Lugubrious adjective – Causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Usage example: the diner's dim lighting makes eating there a particularly lugubrious experience

Melancholy is a synonym for lugubrious in gloomy topic. In some cases you can use "Melancholy" instead an adjective "Lugubrious", when it comes to topics like mournful.
Nearby Word: lugubriously
Synonyms for Lugubrious


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Melancholy adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: she was a bit melancholy after her youngest child left for college

Lugubrious is a synonym for melancholy in sad topic. You can use "Lugubrious" instead an adjective "Melancholy", if it concerns topics such as depressed, gloomy.
Nearby Words: melancholic, melancholia
Synonyms for Melancholy

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man lugubrious man melancholy man
song lugubrious song melancholy song
ballad lugubrious ballad melancholy ballad
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